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Shift working disorders among nurses of Tehran hospital and its related factors in 2016

(2020) Shift working disorders among nurses of Tehran hospital and its related factors in 2016. Work. pp. 213-219.

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INTRODUCTION: Many adverse effects occur among the nurses due to shift work Hence, the present study aimed to determine the prevalence of shift work-related disorders and its related factor among the nurses at Tehran University Subsidiary Hospital, Iran, and to find solutions for managing the relevant health problems. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, the Survey of Shift workers (SOS) questionnaire and the Personal Information Form were used to collect data related to demographics and working conditions of 1259 randomly selected nurses working at Tehran University Subsidiary Hospital as statistical population. RESULTS: According to the results, psychological disorders (95), digestive problems (85) and social problems (80) were the most frequent problems among the subjects. Additionally, the satisfaction rate was higher among the volunteer nurses compared to nurses who were forced to do shift work (P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: The nurses volunteered for shift work had higher satisfaction rate compared to nurses forced to shift work system; moreover, they had more job satisfaction and less shift work-related complaints. Therefore, it is important to select the nurses who are volunteer for shift work system. In addition, the shift work schedule in hospitals should be set based on workload and requirements because the shift schedule can adversely influence the social and family issues of the nurses, as well as their sleep quality and body biological process. © 2020-IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: digestive problems health problems; night work; Psychological disorders; sleep disorder
Page Range: pp. 213-219
Journal or Publication Title: Work
Journal Index: Pubmed, Scopus
Volume: 66
Number: 1
Identification Number: 10.3233/WOR-203165
Depositing User: دکتر محبوبه عبداللهی

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